Joyful Light Reiki offers relaxing Jikiden Reiki®

treatments for the improvement of body and mind

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Reiki Treatments

can be effective for relaxation, pain management, reduced anxiety and depression

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Reiki Benefits

include improved sleep, improved digestion, and stronger self-esteem

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Reiki in Medicine

Many hospitals in the USA are beginning to offer Reiki for patients before and after surgery, as requested by the patient

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Welcome to Joyful Light Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique developed to reduce stress in order to promote physical, mental and emotional healing. The Japanese word REIKI comes from two others – REI meaning universal and KI meaning energy. The word JIKIDEN means direct. Jikiden Reiki ® can trace its lineage or roots directly back to Mikao Usui, Sensei. It is purely Japanese in origin. “Reiki practioners receive energy from the universe and this energy is amplified and passed to patients via the laying on of hands. Put simply, Reiki awakens the natural healing powers we all possess but which lie dormant, untapped.” (From Hayashi Sensei as remembered by Chiyoko Sensei in Tadao Yamaguchi’s book Light on the Origins of Reiki.)

Learn about the classes that are offered.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique developed to reduce stress in order to promote physical and mental healing. Reiki comes from two other words - Rei meaning Universal and Ki meaning energy. The sensations a client may feel can range from warmth to coolness and tingling. Reiki is a gentle energy modality.

“Reiki practitioners receive energy from the universe and this energy is amplified and passed to patients via the laying on of hands. Put simply, Reiki awakens the natural healing powers we all possess but which lie dormant, untapped.” (Hayashi Sensei as remembered by Chiyoko Sensei in Tadao Yamacughi’s book (Light on the Origins of Reiki).

How does Reiki work?

A Reiki treatment can give the client deep relaxation, which stimulates, supports, and accelerates the body’s natural healing ability. Reiki can help your body by helping it to clear out toxins, which often leads to lower pain levels. Releasing and clearing toxins can recharge and rebalance your energy and vitality. Reiki awakens our body’s own natural healing powers and can work well in conjunction with traditional medicine; however, Reiki treatments are no substitute for appropriate medical or psychological treatment.

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

After a brief discussion between the practitioner and the client about their health issues, the client lies fully clothed on a massage table in a tranquil environment. Your Reiki practitioner, who has undergone supervised hands-on training, will place their hands on the client’s head, shoulders, feet, and area of pain during the session, which can last from 60 to 90 minutes. The Reiki practitioner is a conduit for the Reiki to go to areas of the body experiencing discomfort. Recipients experience a range of feelings from comforting warmth to soothing cold. Often times a client’s relaxation can turn into a peaceful, restorative nap. Reiki is still at work!

During the Reiki treatment, toxins are dissolved and can be released by the body. Reactions then may include headache or even nausea. These are normal reactions and just a sign that cleansing is taking place. Your body is moving toward a healthier state. To assist your body in clearing out toxins; be sure to drink plenty of water and rest. Make sure to call with any questions or concerns, and schedule another Reiki session!

What are the benefits of Reiki?

There are many benefits to Reiki sessions, including:

  • Relaxation
  • Pain management
  • Reduced Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved Sleep
  • Improved Digestion

Hospitals around the US are using Reiki as a relaxation technique for patients before and after surgery, as requested by the patient. Reiki volunteers serve in hospitals such as Brigham Women and Children Hospital, Boston and George Washington University Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine, among others. Even though results from Reiki are difficult to quantify and scientifically measure, like any pathway toward improved health, feeling better in itself is a success.

Can I learn to do Reiki?

Yes! Please see how under CLASSES heading.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment.

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Janet C.

Bridgewater, MA

“Prior to meeting Nancy I had never experienced Reiki. I have had a long time back problem and when stressed I end up in a great deal of pain. It was so wonderful to be able to get relief and as a bonus, to get total body relaxation and a great night’s sleep. I did not know what to expect from the experience but I was pleasantly surprised with the sense of wellbeing and peace that resulted as well as the feeling I had of being touched by healing. I was so impressed that I had Nancy come to Bridgewater State University where I work and demonstrate Reiki for my coworkers.”

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Robin M.

Bridgewater, MA

“My husband and I met Nancy about two years ago. As we began receiving Reiki from her on a monthly basis, we found it relaxing from our stressful lives. It helped my husband’s chronic back pain lessen after a Reiki session. Reiki helped me with stomach issues. We took a Reiki class with Nancy and now practice at home, treating ourselves and family members.”

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Kym T.

Bridgewater, MA

“I met Nancy through mutual friends who also practice Reiki and knew that I was in a place where I was seeking inner strength and peace. This was my first experience with Reiki and I was so immediately filled with a sense of awareness of my inner balance and its connection to the space around me. I found enormous peace during the time spent with Nancy See and I still feel a calming, grounded feeling when I think of my experiences with Reiki thanks to Nancy.”

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